Coronavirus 2020


Pine Island Student / Staff Symptoms Flowchart

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These symptoms have been identified by MDH and CDC as possible symptoms of COVID-19.  It is recommended that you follow the CDC guidelines at: CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 : What To Do If You Are Sick.

  • Notify your medical provider of your child’s symptoms

  • Stay home except to get medical care

  • Separate your child from other people

  • If your child exhibits the following symptoms SEEK EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE IMMEDIATELY: 

    • Trouble breathing

    • Inability to wake up or stay awake

    • Pain or pressure in the chest, that doesn’t go away

    • Blue lips or face

    • New confusion

    • Severe abdominal pain


According to your report, your child’s symptoms first started on the following day/date: xxxxx. Therefore, the minimum timeframe in which they may return to school are listed below, dependant on the following scenarios:

  • Does not seek evaluation and/or COVID test from healthcare provider:  Stay home in isolation for at least 10 days from the time symptoms began until symptom free AND no fever for 24 hours (without fever reducing medications).

    • Siblings and household contacts stay home and quarantine from all activities for at least 14 days. Coaches and teachers have been notified of students' change in status of school during this time. 

    • MINIMUM anticipated return to school date:___________________________.  The last contact with the positive person was ______, then ___________ may return to all activities on _________date  at __________ time. 


  • Positive COVID test:  Must stay home in isolation for at least 10 days from the time symptoms started until symptom free AND no fever for at least 24 hours (without fever reducing medications). 

    • Siblings and household  members stay home and quarantine from all activities for at least 14 days.  This includes after school activities.  Coaches and teachers have been notified of students' change in status of school during this time. 

    • MINIMUM anticipated return to school date:  ___________.  The last contact with the positive person was ______, then ___________ may return to all activities on _________date  at __________ time. 


  • Negative COVID test:  Return to school or program 24 hours after symptoms improved.

    • Siblings and household contacts return to school or program.

    • MINIMUM anticipated return to school date:_________________________.


  • Alternative diagnosis given by healthcare provider: (e.g., norovirus, strep throat) that explain the symptoms, or when a health care provider says symptoms are connected to a pre-existing condition:  Return to school or program 24 hours after symptoms  improved.

    • Siblings and household contacts return to school or program.


Thank you for adhering to these guidelines and for helping us protect all of the members of our community.

We understand how difficult this time can be. Our top priority is to promote the health and safety of all our students and staff. We want our students to be healthy and ready to learn. 

Thank you for helping us protect all members of our community. Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions regarding these health guidelines.


Thank you,

Krista Despins BSN, RN, LSN, AE-C

Krista.Despins@pineisland.k12.mn.us

(507) 356-3222

Pine Island Pre K - Elementary School Licensed School Nurse


Kimberly Pokrandt BSN, RN, NCSN

Kpokrandt@pineisland.k12.mn.us

(507) 356-8785

Pine Island Middle / High School Licensed School Nurse